Friday, 8 March 2013

International WOMAN's DAY


Worldwide today:

Up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against girls under the age of 16.
Globally, 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime.
Up to 70% of women in the world report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.
Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18…
In the face of such unacceptable figures, the international community is strongly committed to change the plight of women.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) requires that countries party to the Convention take all appropriate steps to end violence.

1/3 of female population of the world is abused, raped, beaten up !  How can that be justified?

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